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About Gumtree Manor

Gumtree Manor is sandwiched between the Swartberg and Kammanassie Mountains, and perched-out 15 m above the waters of the Stompdrift Dam. This three-bedroom timber cabin was built largely from recycled materials and occupies a truly special corner of our planet.

The main bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed, a dressing table, a fan and has a sliding door leading onto the veranda. It has a full bathroom with both a shower and a large Victorian-style bath. The first guest bedroom is furnished with a double bed, it also has a fan and a sliding door opening onto the veranda. The second guest bedroom has two three-quarter beds and the guest bathroom has a shower.

The kitchen is well-equipped and has a gas hob fitted in a centre island, and an Oregan-pine dining table seating six comfortably. The lounge is fitted with a close-combustion fireplace and furnished with an oversize three-seater couch and two armchairs. It also has a HiFi system as well as a 32-inch flat screen TV connected to DStv, just bring your own decoder.

The cabin is protected from the wind with a half-moon shadecloth screen. There is a social boma braai area and there’s a private staircase providing easy access to the water. The dam is perfect for skiing, canoeing, fishing or simply taking a cooling swim in the mineral laden waters.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • No TGCSA Grading
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

An additional service fee of R350 is payable in cash on arrival and covers your entrance to the dam as well as the cleaning and laundry on departure.
A maximum of 6 guests is permitted.
No pets are allowed

Availability and pricing

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  • Self-catering Timber Cabin Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering This cottage has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, and an open-plan lounge and dining area. The... see more Features:  Double beds, Queen beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace see more Double beds, Queen beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Fan, Television, Radio, DVD player, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Dam views, Three-quarter beds
    from R950 Room rate
    • Adults

      Gumtree Manor Map

      Gumtree Manor is 7km from the centre of De Rust , the nearest airport 59.2km (George Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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